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Message from Lord Chief Justice and Senior President of Tribunals re new national COVID-19 restrictions

The Lord Chief Justice and Senior President of Tribunals have published a message about the new national COVID-19 restrictions for England (1 November 2020) and what this means for courts and tribunals. As an essential public service, the work of the courts and tribunals continues and there are currently no plans to change scheduled hearings. […]

 

How can MPS Legal help Manchester Law Society members working remotely ensure there is no breach in compliance and security?

MPS Legal – The new way to outsource Legal Documentation Scan to us through a unique encryption and we will print and deliver securely: The size of the space law firms are currently working in has reduced significantly due to COVID-19 but often the workload has remained the same, this can mean large quantities of […]

 

Private Law Reforms During Covid 19 Pandemic Manchester Proposals

Introduction This document sets out proposed changes to our Private Law process to manage the worrying backlog of private law cases which has developed during the pandemic. Our waiting times across the cluster for FHDRAs as of July 29th 2020 range from 10 weeks to 19 weeks. There is no question but that these delays […]

 

MANCHESTER SOLICITORS TAKING BOOKINGS AS WILL AID LAUNCHES FOR 2020

Solicitors in Manchester are urging people to take advantage of a charity will-writing scheme after demand for wills soars in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Dozens of legal firms in the region have signed up to take part in Will Aid, which officially launched this month, to help meet local need. The initiative helps […]

 

POLICE CYBER ALARM – UK CYBER DEFENCE NETWORK – WOULD YOUR FIRM LIKE TO BE INVOLVED?

You may have seen in the press that the police are piloting a new FREE to use cyber tool called Police CyberAlarm. It acts as an alert system by monitoring the traffic seen by an organisation’s connection over the internet.  It will detect and provide regular reports of suspected malicious activity, enabling organisations to minimise their […]

 

ON-LINE SECURITY NEWS FROM NORTH WEST REGIONAL CRIME UNIT

We have received the following best practice hints and tips for your on-line security from our friends at ROCU. Please feel free to share them with your colleagues, families, friends and clients.  They are really helpful and you never know, may just save somebody from a cyber attack of some sort. Avoiding Track and Trace […]

 

PRIVATE LAW REFORMS DURING COVID 19 PANDEMIC – GREATER MANCHESTER FAMILY COURTS

Private Law Reforms During Covid 19 Pandemic – Greater Manchester Family Courts We have received details, from Her Honour Judge Singleton Designated Family Judge for Greater Manchester of the changes to the Private Law process to manage the worrying backlog of private law cases which has developed during the pandemic.   We need to work in […]

 

Inclusion and Intersectionality

The theme for the ED&I Committee’s October article is INCLUSION and INTERSECTIONALITY.  October sees  • the tail end of National Inclusion Week • Black History Month • National Hate Crime Awareness Week • National Coming Out Day.  INCLUSION and INTERSECTIONALITY For those unfamiliar with the term, intersectionality is the interconnected nature of social categorisations such […]

 

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT……………………!

Our MLS Advantage friends, Conscious are putting on Drag Queen Isolation Bingo! RuPaul’s Drag Race star Charlie Hides will keep you entertained and you could win some fabulous prizes. A number of the Conscious team have done this and have told us that it is GREAT fun. Aimed at everyone 14+ in your family this […]

 
CVP DEMONSTRATION FOR EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS

CVP DEMONSTRATION FOR EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS

As members will be aware the Employment Tribunals are now using the HMCTS bespoke cloud video platform (“CVP”) for video hearings, in preference to Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams. CVP is intended to be accessible for users and representatives through a browser without the need for special software.  There is also an app (Pexip […]